Category Archives: IP Litigation

Vogue Sues 21 Savage and Drake Over Imitation Vogue Cover Marketing Campaign



Graphic of the Briefing by the IP Law BlogVogue Magazine is suing 21 Savage and Drake after they created mock Vogue Magazines to market their new album. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the dispute on this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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Law Firm’s Suit Against Namesake Provides Two Important Trademark Lessons



Graphic of the Briefing by the IP Law BlogA law firm has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against its namesake. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this case in this installment of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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Cardi B Makes Money Moves with the Jury and Prevails in IP Trial



Graphic of the Briefing by the IP Law BlogCardi B was cleared of liability in an action alleging that she misappropriated a man’s likeness by using his unique back tattoo on the cover of her 2016 mixtape. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this in this installment of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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NBA Star Luka Doncic Goes Hard in the Paint and Seeks to Cancel Mom’s Trademark (Part 2)



Graphic of the Briefing by the IP Law BlogIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss developments in the trademark dispute between NBA star Luka Doncic and his mother.

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Evel Knievel IP Lawsuit Against Disney Crashes and Burns



In this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the IP dispute between the heirs of Evel Knievel and Disney, over claims of similarities between the late daredevil and the “Toy Story 4” character Duke Caboom.

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Unofficial Bridgerton Musical – Fair Use or Infringing Fan Fiction



Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. Fair Use or Infringing Fan FictionIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an intellectual property dispute between Netflix and two digital content creators who wrote a musical inspired by the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton.

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2nd Circuit to Determine if Rogers Test Fits Shoe Trade Dress Dispute Between MISCHF and Vans



2nd Circuit to Determine if Rogers Test Fits Shoe Trade Dress Dispute Between MISCHF and VansIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between Vans and MSCHF, over MSCHF’s new sneaker line that contains “striking visual similarities” to Vans shoes and packaging.

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Update – Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use Decision



Update - Andy Warhol Foundation Urges Supreme Court to Reverse Fair Use DecisionIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the copyright dispute between a photographer and the Andy Warhol Foundation over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material.

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The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Copyright Infringement Action Involving Warhol, Prince, and Goldsmith



The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Copyright Infringement Action Involving Warhol, Prince, and GoldsmithIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a photographer’s copyright infringement action against the Andy Warhol Foundation, over several Warhol paintings that utilize the photographer’s images as source material.

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An Idea Doesn’t Have to be Novel to be Stolen (In California)



An Idea Doesn't Have to be Novel to be StolenIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss idea theft claims in California and whether the issue of novelty can be an element of the case.

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